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Khubz 'aadi (Pita Bread)

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“Simple, airy pita bread. from Saveur magazine April 2006”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
32
YIELD:
16 pitas
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Proof yeast with sugar, and 1/2 cup warm water in a bowl for 10 minutes, until frothy.
  2. Add 2 cups warm water, and 1 cup of the flour. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add salt and 2 tbsp oil, then gradually add remaining flour until dough forms a ball.
  4. Knead until smooth and elastic, then cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled - about 2 hours.
  5. Punchdown dough and divide into 16 portions, keeping dough covered.
  6. Roll each portion into a 7" disc, and spread out in a single layer. Keep covered and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a pizza stone (or baking pan) in a 500*F oven.
  7. Bake breads 2-3 at a time for 3 minutes, until golden and puffed. Place bread in a clean towel to keep warm and soft.

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